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28 April 1999 Self-pulsation in a quantum-well bistable laser diode
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Proceedings Volume 3666, International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics: Selected Papers from Photonics India '98; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.347949
Event: International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics: Selected Papers from Photonics India '98, 1998, New Delhi, India
Abstract
Self pulsation in laser diodes results from the non uniform distribution of the carrier lifetime along the cavity, and can be used for short optical pulse generation. A large signal electrical equivalent circuit for an absorptive multi quantum well bistable laser diode has been developed from the rate equations. The dc and transient analysis are carried out using PSPICE circuit simulator. The dc simulation shows hysterisis characteristics. In transient analysis, the gain section is excited with an electrical pulse and the optical output exhibits self pulsation phenomenon in which short optical pulses of width 30 ps (FWHM) are generated.
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M. Ganesh Madhan, P. R. Vaya, and N. Gunasekaran "Self-pulsation in a quantum-well bistable laser diode", Proc. SPIE 3666, International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics: Selected Papers from Photonics India '98, (28 April 1999); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.347949
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